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Heatwave alert warning for vulnerable Kent residents

A heatwave warning has been announced for Kent, leading to advice by health experts to help vulnerable residents stay safe and well. The level two alert has been triggered by a Met Office forecast of a 70 per cent chance of temperatures reaching heatwave conditions between Thursday morning and Saturday.…

KCC staff learn about life as Army Reservists

As part of the Armed Forces Week activities, representatives of the Princess of Wales’s Regiment spent a day at County Hall, meeting KCC staff and talking about life as an Army Reserve Soldier. They also showed a small selection of the kind of equipment Reservists might be required to use.…

KCC funds new community transport scheme in Hadlow

A whopping £68,000 has been given to Hadlow Parish Council to help fund two new minibuses in the village. The money has been given by the KCC community transport scheme which funds parishes, charities and community groups to allow them access to a bus or car service if public transport…

Kent Biodiversity Strategy consultation launches

A strategy for the restoration and creation of habitats in Kent that are thriving with wildlife and plants is going out to public consultation. The Kent Biodiversity Strategy consultation launches today (Monday) and aims to ensure the county’s natural environment regains and retains good health. Kent has a rich and…

Kent Year of Green Action for Kent County Show

Kent County Council will once again be at the Kent County Show next month (July) focusing on Kent’s Year of Green Action. The County Show is held at the Detling Showground, Maidstone on July 5, 6 and 7. The KCC stand, number 348, will be next to the Astor Ring…

Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The…

Exhibition of art by Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Young refugees and asylum seekers have created an art exhibition inspired by their journeys to Kent and hopes for the future. The project was launched at Turner Contemporary in Margate to mark Refugee Week before being put on a show at libraries across the county. The collection features 20 paintings,…

Kent residents and businesses are being asked for their views on options for street lighting across the county.

Major milestone reached in ambitious LED street light conversion.

Kent County Council has reached a major milestone in its ambitious LED street light conversion. Work started on the £40 million scheme in March 2016 and has now reached its original target of 118,000 lights converted. KCC cabinet member for highways and the environment Mike Whiting said: “The conversion to…

This summer, make the right choice, don’t drink and drive

One drink will affect your ability to drive. In the last three years there have been 666 crashes on Kent’s roads where a driver was above the legal alcohol limit, resulting in more than 1,000 people being injured – 19 fatally. Drink driving is a needless killer on Kent’s roads.…

Thunderstorm warning for Tuesday into Wednesday

Showers, locally torrential with thunderstorms, are expected late on Tuesday and into Wednesday which could lead to difficult driving conditions, disruption to transport, power outages, localised surface water and river flooding. Warnings Issued (today): Yellow THUNDERSTORM Warning (Very Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts) valid 1800 on Tuesday 18th June to 2100…